Since February, the Goethe Institut Amsterdam and Smart Project Space have been presenting an on-going film series exploring the multifaceted history of experimental filmmaking in Germany from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present day. Art in Motion concludes with a three-day festival starting today.
Smart Project Space has teamed up with Goethe Institut Amsterdam for a film series dedicated to German experimental film.
3 March Bauhaus Bauhaus films experimented with color, shapes and music and were the result of a creative dialogue between the influential art movement and the new medium represented by cinema. Works by Werner Graeff, Heinrich Brocksieper, Kurt Kranz, Viking Eggeling, Hans Richter and Kurt Schwerdtfeger.
17 March Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt (Berlin: Symphony of a Great City) & Melodie der Welt (Melody of the World) Two films by Walter Ruttman, pioneer of modern multimedia art.
31 March Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday) A semi-documentary film by Robert Siodmak aims to experiment and thrive off of momentary improvisation.